The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Idle Hour (Propeller), aground, 23 Aug 1895

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      Excursionists To Eagle Park On The IDLEHOUR Kept Out Until Five O'clock This Morning. --- The excursion steamer IDLEHOUR grounded after leaving the dock at Victoria on the Canadian side of the river early this morning. The IDLEHOUR left the foot of Main Street about 8 o'clock. She stopped at Ferry Street and went to Victoria for an excursion of Canadian Railway men, who were going to Eagle Park. Soon after the Canadian excursionists got aboard and a short distance from the dock the boat grounded. It was an hour before she was released.
      After she started on her return trip, shortly after midnight, and the Canadian passengers had been landed, the steamer grounded again. The steamer RIVERSIDE went to her assistance and it was nearly 5 o'clock before the passengers were landed at the foot of Ferry Street.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, August 23, 1895

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Idle Hour (Propeller), aground, 23 Aug 1895